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The Pandemic Has Midwest Artists Losing Income And Creative Output

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Andrea Tudhope
KCUR 89.3
The pandemic means some artists have put aside their creative work for jobs that are providing income.

An Artist Inc. survey revealed that nearly 60% of artists surveyed in the Midwest have experienced a decrease in their production.

COVID-19 has done more than take money out of the pockets of artists. It’s also robbed many of their creative output. We get a breakdown of the bigger picture provided by the survey and ask what financial relief has been available for those in the arts.

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